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Oct. 4, 1938. c. s. SULTZER 2,131,825 GAME Filed March 22, 1935 u» " ¿l F/RsTpaw/vs Fume-LES , _. ‘~ vos. PENAuzED _L Fwo. PASS com». =A _ FIRST Downs VDS. PENALIZEL? FWD. PASS CQME n ì r°` e ,a I ____-___ ____ i 1 _________ ____-___ amsn Patented Oct. 4, 1938 l lUm'rao STATES PATENT' ferries' ' ‘GAME Clifton s.-su1tzer,ned WingMinn., assigner to Louise E. Sultzer, Red Wing, Minn. . Application March 22, 1935, Serial No.` 12,393 ' 5 claims.l (ci. 116-120) My invention -relates to an improvement in games of a type designed for use by a player hearing the description of a football’game or the like, broadcast over the radio. ' ~ _ In listening to `the broadcast 'of a 'football game over the radio, the listener is often times confused by the terms used by the announcer. ‘ It is also a fact Athat the game is often less inter ‘ ` `> ` i ' ` These and other objects and novel features of my invention will be more `fully and clearly set forth in the following specification and claims. `In the drawing forming part of the specifica tion: - esting through the lack of a pictorial view of the Figure 1 discloses my folder in partially opened form in the position it might assume while being 10 position of the ball on the playing field. It is Voften found that the information broadcast by the radio announcer provides more detailed in used torecord a football broadcast. Figure 2 discloses the reverse sides of the folder laid out in flat formation. formation on the events taking place than are observed by the usual spectator. However, if 25 l Y the position of the _ball on the playing field, the game often lacks the interest it would otherwise have. In order to graphically show the „position disclosing an alternative form of construction. accurate records.> ` ` It is an object of my invention to provide a folder containing a chart illustrating a `playing fieldA and to provide a simple adjustablemeans to disclose the position of the ball at all times. My 15 Figure 5 is a detail view of a> corner of my folder, disclosing a-pad o-f record sheets which may be used rather than the single sheet of the _ folder illustrated in Figure 1. ` . . Y 20 The folder A comprises a` front cover I0, a record second page II, a third page I2 illus trating diagrammatically a football field, >and `a rear page> I3 on which appears various rules and 'formationsto clarify theV broadcast. The cover I!) merely provides a decoration for the folder and'may comprise an advertisement for a prod uct as disclosed. ’ invention also provides a means of disclosing at The record sheet II comprising the second page of the folder is preferably formed as dis 30 a glance the number of yardswhich have been made and which remain to be made in any series each of which comprises a complete space for of downs. Y ' .pair of guides mounted longitudinally along a chart of a playing field and to mountupon these guides markers to denote the position of the ‘ball at any time and to disclose‘the yardsmade `_or remaining to be made in any series of downs. It is a feature of my invention to providein combination with the playing ñeldfa chart in which the records of the game may be accurately kept. Theyadjustable markers usedl in‘combina tion with the playing ñeld may be readily ad 45 justed with the end of a pencil and the pencil may be used also to mark. downthe recordsof the essential statistics of- the game. closedand is divided into various sections I4, records of a single game. ’ " In preferred form, my invention comprises a 40 ` Figure 4 is a sectional View similar to'Figure 3, mark the progress of the game'with the‘use of certain predetermined symbols. Such» a `chart, however, is dil’licult to form and somewhat of a knowledge `of a game is necessary in order to keep 10 Figure 3 is asection on the line 3_3 >of Fig ure '1. the listener to a broadcast cannot actually see of the ball on the playing field, large charts are 20 sometimes prepared by which a listener may , «It is also a feature of my invention'to provide i the listener »may more readily understand the game. \ `in combination with a chart disclosing a playing The sheet I I disclosed in Figure 1 has, for lexamplanine sections I4 for keeping records of nine games during a season. 35 This number of sections has been chosen as most amateur football teams do'not> play more than :nine games duringthe football season, so that the sheet Il would form a complete record of the year of every game. Obviously, the number of sections I4"on the sheet II may be varied at will. ' ' " Y In each of the sections I4 columns I5 are pro vided for recording the nameî of the team playing and `recording separately ¿statistics from` each »period of the Ygame as well as,` the total for all of the periods. The statistics which arejlisted are written in horizontal columns defined by trans 50 ñeld and diagram for use in -following a «football radio broadcast, charts showing the usual `com versely extending lines l5 and may include any statistics ‘usually recorded from a game such as the number of ñrst'downs, the number of fum , mon forms of offense and defense used in modern day football. By `this means the `listener may bles, 'the number of forward passes completed, readily note the various forms of line-up `which 55 may be described by the radio announcer so that the score, and the like. ‘ ' f' The third sheet of the folder A", designated by the numeral'- I‘Zon the drawing, illustrates a 55 2 2,181,825 playing field I1 which is divided by transversely extending lines IB simulating the yard lines on a football field. These lines I 8 are equi-distant apart, and the distance between adjacent lines represents ten yards on the playing field. Lighter lines I9, midway between the lines IB, represent ñve yard lines. Even lighter lines 2|] can be provided if desired, to represent each yard along the field. Suitable indicia 22 along the 10 sides of the playing field I1 designate the various lines, so that any yard line along the playing lield may be readily found in a minimum of time. At either end of the playing field I1, I provide an arcuate cut 23 which forms a pair of oppositely 15 disposed ears 24. A ñne wire 25 is looped under one of these ears 24, extended the length of the playing field I1, and is fastened beneath the other ear 24. In this manner I provide a pair of fine Wires stretched tightly the length of the play 20 ing field I1 in parallel relationship. On one of the parallel wires I provide a tube 26 of composi tion, metal, paper or any suitable material, which is just the length of the distance between the ten yard marking lines I8. This tube 26 repre 25 sents the ten yard chain of the head linesman; and one end of the tube is set at the point where a common defensive arrangement. Thus when the radio announcer describes certain formations which the players are assuming on the field, the listener may at a glance note the arrangement of which the announcer speaks. A better picture of Cn the game may in this way be obtained. For ex ample, when the announcer speaks of a 6--2 2_1 arrangement of a defensive team, the actual positions of the various players can be seen. On the sheet I3 of the folder A, I may also de scribe various rules and explanation of points of the game, for the purpose of clarifying the game in the minds of the listeners. A list of penalties and the reasons for such penalties may be provided. A playing ñeld illustrating the ar rangement of the players for a kick-off designated in Figure 2 by the numeral 28, may also be pro vided. I have described my folder as comprising a single folded sheet. It may be desirable in some 20 instances, to provide a pad 29 of sheets, as illus trated in Figure 5, to make the folder accom modate a greater number of game records. In this modification, a pad 29 of sheets is merely se cured to the page II of the folder A, each sheet bearing forms for containing records of one or the ball is set in play for a series of downs and - more games. clearly illustrates at all times the number of yards made in a series of downs, and the yards yet 30 to be made in a series of downs to make a first down. On the other parallel stretch of the wire 25, I provide a bead 21 which is slidable along this wire to any point on the playing field. This bead 21 35 simulates the ball, and is moved back and forth along the field as the game is played, showing at all times the exact position of the ball on the play ing field. The tube 25 and bead 21 are drawn into engagement with the board by the tightness of 40 the wires. In listening to the radio broadcast, the an nouncer first will describe the kick-01T. The ball is placed on the forty yard line for this play; and the listener slides the bead 21 to the forty yard 45 line. After the ball is kicked, it is picked up by the opposing team, and run out to, for example, the twenty-two yard line. The bead is then ad justed to the opposite twenty-two yard line, and the tube 26 is moved along the wire 25 until the 50 end thereof nearest the adjacent goal line is on the twenty-two yard line. Say, for example, that on the first down the team with the ball runs the ball to the twenty-seven yard line, for a gain for i'lve yards. The bead 21 is moved to the twenty 55 seven yard line; the tube 26 remaining in the previously adjusted position. This is the position of the ball‘in Figure l of the drawing. In this figure, the team defending the left goal has pos session of the ball, and it may be seen at a glance 60 that the team has ñve yards to go for a ñrst down. The tube 26 is only moved when one team or the other has possession of the ball for a first down. As first down, or forward passes are made, or 65 the ball is fumbled, or scores are made, these statistics are recorded in the sections I4 of page two of the folder, designated by the numeral II. In this manner a record of the game may be kept for future use. 70 The fourth page of the folder A, designated by the numeral I3, illustrates diagrammatically sev eral playing fields 28 on which are arranged dia grammatically the various common offensive and ’ defensive arrangements of players. Each playing iield illustrates a common offensive line-up, and Figure 4 illustrates a slightly different form of support for holding the Wire 25 stretched across the playing field. In this form, a metal clip 30 is provided, having a body portion 32, pointed ears 30 33 which extend through the folder A and are clinched over on the opposite side of the sheet, and a hook tongue 34 within which the wire 25 is looped. Other means may be provided, as well as those speciñcally shown, for holding the Wire 25 in position longitudinally across the playing field I1. If desired, my bead may be in the form illus trated in Figure 4 of the drawing. In this modi 40 fication, the bead 35 is square in shape, and the various sides 36 and 31 are differently colored. By turning the bead so that one color is displayed while one team is in possession of the ball, and so that another color is displayed while the other 45 team is in possession of the ball, the direction of travel of the ball may at all times be noted. It will be noted that one face of the bead 35 engages the playing field I1 while the opposed surface is displayed, preventing rotation of the bead until 50 desired. I have provided a game which may be played in co-ordination with a football radio broadcast. This game illustrates at all times the position of the ball and the yards which must be made for 55 a first down. My game thus provides a visible means of showing the exact position of the ball on the playing ñeld, and is used in combination with a record sheet for statistics, and with an explanation for doubtful points of the game. 60 In accordance with the patent statutes, I have described the principles of operation of my game, and while I have endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it under stood that this is only illustrative of a means of 65 carrying out my invention, and that obvious changes may be made within the scope of the fol lowing claims without departing from the spirit of my invention. 70 I claim: 1. A game including a playing field, simulating a football field, a guide extending longitudinally of said field, slidableA and rotatable polygonal means on said guide for indicating the position of a ball on the field in accordance with the 75 2,131,825 position of a ball on the field of a game being broadcast, and means on said slidable means made visible by rotating said rotatable and slid Ul able means for indicating which team is in pos session of the ball. 2. A game board including a base board, a pair v 3 vtongues formed in said base board> defined by slots in said board, said slots terminating along parallel lines, a loop extending beneath said tongues and extending over the game board be tween said tongues, and a slidable and rotatableV indicator having indicia bearing ñat sides mount .ed on said loop. 5. A game device comprising a sheet of fold of clips each anchored in said base board and having a bodyl portion overlying a portion of said board, a spring tongue doubled back from said lable material, a portion of said foldable sheet having a pair of oppositely disposed arcuated 10 body portion to form a normally closed hook, a loop extending between said clips and anchoredY slots therein, said slots providing arcuated in said hooks formed by said tongues, and a slid tongues each having a thickness corresponding to able and rotatable indicator having indicia bear ing flat sides mounted on said loop. 3. A game board including a base board, a loop stretched over said game .board and anchored at opposite ends, and a cubicularslidable member slidablymounted on one Vside of said loop’ and slidable between said opposite ends of said game "20 board, one surface thereof engaging said base board to prevent rotation thereof unless desired, said cubicular member bearing indicia on some of its sides. 1 >4. A ' game board including a base board, the entire thickness of the sheet portion, the free ends of said tongues extending in opposite directions, and the sheet portion providing a 15 continuously flat surface between said tongues, a loop extending over the foldable sheet portion between said slots, said loop extending through one end of each slot, beneath the tongue within said slot, and through the other end of each slot, 20 and a slidable indicator on said loop', said indi cator being held in engagement with the foldable sheet by said loop. Y CLIFTON S. SULTZER.